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19220 County Road 455
Ferndale, FL 34715

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Ferndale Preserve

The Ferndale Preserve, 192 acres located on the western shore of Lake Apopka, includes a variety of flora and fauna with elevation changes from 165 feet above sea level down to the shore of Lake Apopka at 70 feet above sea level. The preserve is a former orange grove, which is being restored to a Long-Leaf Pine-Wiregrass ecosystem. It offers nature lovers lots to enjoy with more than 140 birds, 40 butterflies, and numerous other animals, such as the Pine Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Bobcat, River Otter, American Alligator, Box Turtle and Fence Lizard. It is also home to many native plants including an endangered tree species. The park has plans for a fishing pier and observation tower on Lake Apopka, a scenic pavilion overlook and a short boardwalk through the wet deciduous woodland. The Preserve is open on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.


  • Comfort Areas
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Tables
  • Trails
  • Unpaved Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Observation Areas

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